Volkswagen, VW

7 November, 2018

Germany launches new governance code

The debate in Germany over executive pay has reached a climax with the publication of a new corporate governance code, which includes measures to address rising levels of remuneration. The German C...
Patisserie Valerie, Leeds

29 October, 2018

Is it time to apply governance rules to the AIM stock exchange?

Two feted AIM stocks, Patisserie Valerie and Conviviality, revealed financial black holes that almost killed the first, and contributed to the collapse of the latter. While the AIM has always been ...
governance

19 October, 2018

The governance revolution: time to take control

Long accustomed to operating in obscurity, company directors have found their peace and quiet disturbed lately by all kinds of clamour at the boa...
ESG Risk

15 October, 2018

Get ahead of ESG risk and reap the rewards

Managing and disclosing risks is a compliance requirement in every significant jurisdiction. It’s something that all companies need to do well in order to be profitable and successful....
Big Four, Deloitte, KPMG, EY, PwC

15 October, 2018

How do you solve a problem like audit?

Can a problem like audit be solved? Others have tried before—and others are set to try again. There have been multiple, consistent concerns about the audit process, governance and even its ra...
London Stock Exchange, LSE

11 October, 2018

Balancing act: stock exchanges and dual-class shares

Stock exchanges form a critical component of the global financial market ecosystem, serving as gatekeepers linking companies to investors and as ...
audit, audit reform

11 October, 2018

Audit reform: which way now?

In 2016 Mervyn King, my South African countryman and colleague who is internationally renowned for his work in the sphere of corporate governance, asked me to write a book with him on th...
businessmen, handshake

10 October, 2018

How strong investor relationships stem from enhanced dialogue

The recently updated UK Corporate Governance Code and imminent consultation on the UK Stewardship Code has kept scrutiny on the relationship between corporates bo...
dual-class shares

10 October, 2018

Conflicts of interest: the global fight over dual-class shares

There is a quiet battle underway in corporate governance that rages from New York all the way to the Far East. The battleground? Dual-class share...